Monkshood

Aconitum carmichaelii 'Arendsii'

  • Upright perennial with long, leathery foliage
  • Dark green, glossy leaves on strong stems
  • Deep blue, hooded flowers
  • Bloom Time: Early to mid-autumn

ZONE:
2

COLOUR:
Blue

HEIGHT:
100-125 cm

SPREAD:
40-60 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


Grows well in full sun but requires sufficient water. Aconitum grows best where shade is provided in the hot hours of the afternoon. Relatively slow- growing, it won't need to be divided regularly. They are very resistant to pests and diseases. Beware of handling this plant as all parts are highly poisonous. 

Additional Notes about Monkshood:


The upper sepal of the flower bears a striking resemblance to the cloth hood worn by a medieval monk, thus the common name "Monkshood".